Agence France-PresseApril 9, 2013 14:47
Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird hailed his country's "special friendship" with Israel in Jerusalem talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday.
The two men "reaffirmed the close and special friendship that underpins the bilateral relationship between our two countries," a joint statement said.
"Today, the Jewish people are masters of their own fate, like other nations, in their own sovereign, Jewish state.
"Like other nations, Israel has the right to defend itself, by itself," the statement said.